Alice Cooper Gröna Lund

"Hello Horray" Alice Cooper walks through a sparkling glitter rain to greet the audience. Backed by a glorious three-guitar army featuring Nita Strauss (a worthy new replacement for ace ax shredder Orianthi) 
 
Alice Cooper sets the "House of Fire" to prove he is "No More Mr Nice Guy"
fueled by three electric guitars, bass and drums.
 
Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss "Bite Your Face Off"
During “Under My Wheels”  Alice Cooper non-verbally instructed the guitarists to out-shredd each other.“Billion Dollar Babies” saw the frontman working with a fencing-sword that had billion dollar novelty currency lining it which he shook off for front row souvenirs.A sarky version of 'Hey Stoopid' proves a great sing-along.Drummer Glen Sobel let sparks fly, firing flares from his drumsticks during "Dirty Diamonds."
Alice Cooper stabs a paparazzi with his microphone stand he´s should also stab the person who tought it was a good idea to play four tired cover songs after each other?  Why not play some songs from the highly underrated albums "Constrictor"  and "Raise Your Fist and Yell" instead? songs like "Life and Death of the Party", "Gail" and "Roses on White Lace".
 
Alice Cooper  "Welcome To My Nightmare" sporting a real, live boa constrictor wrapped around his neck like a scarf and showering it with kisses. You can "Go To Hell" when Alice Cooper does a stunning version of "He´s Back (the man behind the mask)" that became a #1 hit in Sweden (theme from the motion picture Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives)
Giant frankenstein Alice Cooper coming for you..
During “Feed My Frankenstein”  Cooper was strapped into a guerne, electrocuted and through the smoke, emerged as a 15 foot version of himself. A “naughty” nurse appeared during Ballad Of Dwight Frye to administer a syringe to a straight-jacketed Alice, as the song built to a climax, Cooper yelled "Don't touch me!" and tried to strangle the "naughty nurse" with the sleeves of his straight-jacket. But the "naughty nurse" stabbed him in the legs and he was led to the guillotine. The beheading was followed, by the track, "I Love the Dead," as the executioner held his severed head aloft, eventually french-kissing it.
 
Cooper returned, head intact, to bring the concert to a climax with "School's Out," featuring a mash-up with Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall." When the show ended Alice introduced his band and his actress, introducing himself with "Playing the part of Alice Cooper tonight, from Phoenix, Arizona, me."

Footnote: all images with the name of the blog are taken by me under the influence in the audience with a bad camera.

Ace Frehley Gröna Lund

 
 Ace Frehley kick off with a storming version"Rocket Ride" against a wall of Marshalls that pilloried the stage."Gimme A Feeling" and "Toys" from his latest album was next before a menacing version of the brilliant "Parasite", "Love Gun" followed with drummer Scotty Coogan (Nikki Sixx Brides of Destruction) providing Paul Stanley-esque vocals. Ace Frehley looks sharp and appears to be  enjoying this new chapter of his career.
Longtime Frehley’s Comet bandmate, Richie Scarlet shined when he took center stage on classics like “Breakout” and “2 Young 2 Die,” which he dedicated to the memory of former Kiss drummer, Eric Carr.
The great autobiographical “Rock Solders” from Frehley’s Comet got the crowd into a frenzy with their fists flying in the air, the dark and heavy "Strange Ways" was sung by the bass player Chris Wyse (Cult, Ozzy) after a seriously wicked, bass solo with dirty riffs and melodic finger tapping."New York Groove" got the audience clapping and sing along."Shock Me," led into a smoking guitar solo - literally.
Ace Frehley was on fire and his playing was totally on point, nailing every solo. "Rip It Out" and "Deuce" ended the set. Ace Frehley could have skipped the KISS songs he didn´t write and played more of his own fantastic tracks like "Gold Gin", "Talk To Me", "Into The Night" and the title song from the criminally underrated album "Trouble Walkin`" that just been released again, remastered with a 16 page full color booklet, rare photos and new linter notes.
 
 

Sweden Rock Festival 2015

Children of Bodom hit the stage with "Hate Me" and following it with great version of "Needled 24/7".We got top-notch musicianship as well as the first gig for Antti Wirman, keyboard player Janne Wirman's younger brother who is the replacement guitarist for  Roope Latvala who quit the band just days before SRF.
 
C.O.B. Halo of Blood album has been universally hailed as a return to form for the band
 
Battle Beast took a grip of the audience with their chest pumping metal anthems.Nooras range hitting the high notes of Rob Halford with equal parts grace and ferocity. She visits a softer range as well (“Black Ninja”), which exposes a vulnerable side and also a natural contrast. "Far Far Away" followed by highlights like "Out on the Streets Again", "Let It Roar" , "Enter the Metal World" and "Out of Control". The icing on the cake would been if the performed their excellent cover of "Push It To The Limit" from the Scarface movie.
 
 
Noora got the crowd really fired up during 'Black Ninja' and it provided her with another opportunity to show off that powerful voice.
 
It was a day at the office for Def Leppard who didn´t even used their own stage set. They used  three background screens with the most horrific cheap ass computers animations of all time and they are the headliner? We were promised an all hits show and got crap like "Paper Cuts","Promises" and "Rock On".
"Foolin´" , "Rocket" ,"Switch 625" , "Rock of Ages" and "Photograph" made it a little better, but still they don´t play the best Def Leppard song of all time "Gods of War"? 
It was almost painfull to see how Def Leppard was totally steamrolled over by the next act who should have been the true headliner.
 
It´s cold the clock has passed the midnight hour, suddenly you feel a chill as the now infamous intro "Masked Ball" (Eyes Wide Shut) echoes out over the festival. Out of the fog on the stage appears five men in silver devil masks they start to play "Genesis" followed by the new song "From the Pinnacle to the Pit" when Papa III takes the stage. With the new song "Majesty" Papa III has the audience in trance following his lead.
 
 
Papa III had the audience cry for "Absolution" and brought satanic bliss to the crowd.
Papa III accent recalls Floki´s accent (Vikings TV Series)
 
Dokken kicked into high gear with "Kiss of Death. The set featured songs that spanned the bands extensive career, hits like “Dream Warriors”, "Into The Fire" and “Breaking The Chains.” Nice to see ferocious drummer Mick Brown back and Mark Boals "Yngwie Malmsteen singer" on bass and backing vocals. The only downer in the set was the dreadfull song "To High To Fly" that turned into a boring blues jam, Dokken could have played so many more of their fantastic songs during that time. Afterwards we went to the merch table to find out that they had no Dokken merchandise at all?
 
Mötley Crue brought the party with fire and brimstone and their own impressive stage set.The show stared with a fitting "Saints of Los Angeles" during "Wild Side" the female backing singers/dancers appeared for the first time and they would return throughout the show with diffrent outfits. "Motherfucker of the Year" fit surprisingly well in the setlist with all the classics, during "To Young To Fall In Love" Crue got the groove going. Despite Vince Niel can´t hit all the high notes anymore the party in the front rows (that contained more females than men) continued going all through the show. Motley Crue framed the show with an impressive pyrotechnic display.
 
 
Sixx used his bass as a flamethrower to set his microphone on fire and spray flames towards the lighting rig. 
 
Saturday started with a bang when Frantic Amber roared through their setlist, based on their debut album "Burning Insight". When Frantic Amber played their latest single "Soar" the audience started to participate and sing along from there on it was a homerun the crowd grew more and more after each song they performed.
 
Riot is a legendary name in the  metal scene with a career spanning almost 40 years, their crowning achivment is1988s Thundersteel. In 2012 Tragedy struck and founder and guitarist supreme Mark Reale passed away, the band continued onward under the Riot V moniker with the blessing of the Reale family/estate.. Riot V opened the set with classic "Narita" followed by "Ride Hard Live Free" (from the great "Unleash the Fire" album) new vocalist Todd Michael Hall (Jack Star’s Burning Star) soaring, powerhouse vocals was truly amazing and took "Fight or Fall" to a new level. Riot V performance was one of the best at SRF 2015 and their new songs like "Metal Warriors", "Take Me Back" fit perfectly with the classic and the finish with "Thundersteel" melted the audiences faces.
 
Ace Frehley drew a large crowd and was firing on all cyclinders, a great show, with high energy and rocking versions of both Ace's solo and his old KISS songs. Ace seems a lot happier and healthier than he has been in a while, and his guitar playing sounds better than ever. The Ace Frehley band was tight and each member had their own moment to shine. 
Kicking off the show, guitarists Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook tore through the unforgettable  "Under and Over It" frontman Ivan Moody stalked the stage with an unmatched intensity and demanding full crowd participation during the charismatic  track “Burn motherf*cker.” Moody told the audience that guitarist Jason Hook got his picture taken backstage with his guitar hero Ace Frehley.The cover of "Mama Said Knock You Out" felt totally out of place and the audience went silent and just waited for the trainwreck to be over."Burn It Down" saw the band steamroll SRF. It was the national day of Sweden and 5FDP helped the audience to celebrate it by displaying a swedish flag on stage that was brought by the audience. According to a swedish newspaper 5FDP had a bigger audience than the headliner Judas Priest
 
Judas Priest open the set with "Dragonaut" from the latest album Redeemer of Souls (a album with horrible production and to many songs that doesn´t hold the JP standard) a forgetable version of "Metal Gods" and a half/half version of "Victims of Changes" and then another song from Redeemer of Souls "Halls of Valhalla" with a chillin version of "Love Bites" Judas Priest is back on track. We get treated with two more songs from Redeemer of Souls the title track and "March of the Damned" it´s a mystery that they didn´t play the best song from the Redeemer of Souls album  "Battle Cry".  "Jawbreaker" and  "Painkiller" stands out as the best songs of the show. 
 
 
Halford paced around the stage with newfound energy and drive,changed outfits frequently.The stage set was disgraceful with Judas Priest standards they used the same stage set up as Def Leppard with three background screens showing the worst cheap ass computer animations ever. 
 
 
Footnote: all images with the name of the blog are taken by me under the influence in the audience with a bad camera.

World Premiere! Frantic Amber - "Soar"

In 2014 professor Stephen Hawking predicted that the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race...


Dethklok

Dethklok is an extremely popular and successful death metal band, described by their adversaries, the Tribunal, as the "world's greatest cultural force." The band's fan base includes billions of metal fanatics, who frequently endanger themselves to watch the band perform live.

Dethklok experienced a rapid increase in commercial success, and quickly became the biggest and most successful band of all time. Their wealth and power allowed them to have their own headquarters, Mordhaus, as well as an entire army of roadies, called Klokateers.

 

Dethklok is managed by Charles Foster Ofdensen. The band's actions have caught the attention of an Illuminati-style council, known as The Tribunal who secretly monitor their actions.

 
 
 
Nathan Explosion

Lead vocalist and "lyrical visionary" of Dethklok. He always speaks in a very deep, grave voice, known as a death growl, even when not singing in public. He is a tall, imposing figure with long jet black hair, black fingernails, pale skin and green eyes. When performing on stage, he sometimes wears corpse paint. 

 

Skwisgaar Skwigelf:

The attention and respect he receives as the world's fastest guitarist has resulted in a great deal of pride. Skwisgaar has a personality that is more arrogant, haughty, and uptight and is a classically airheaded character.He possesses stereotypical Swedish features, such as wavy blond hair and greenish blue eyes, and the typical elongated Nordic facial structure -- a high forehead, long nose and pronounced cheekbones. 

 

Toki Wartooth:

Toki has a distinct whisker-like style of mustache known as the Fu Manchu, has light brown hair and very pale blue eyes, often found in those of Scandinavian descent. Toki has a personality that is more naive, innocent, and good-natured than the rest of the band, though he may share their love of metal and brutality, sometimes more than others.

 

 William Murderface:

Murderface has brown hair, lime green eyes, a heavy lateral lisp and a diastema, as well as tattoos on his stomach which state "Pobody's Nerfect" and "This Mess Is A Place." Despite outwardly being the angriest and most violent member of Dethklok, Murderface is arguably the most sensitive and insecure. Murderface is an alcoholic, as he would rather cut off his penis than admit that "booze ain't food". He regularly throws tantrums when he is frustrated or annoyed, which has resulted in several destroyed bass guitars.

 

Pickles:

The percussionist for Dethklok and formerly the singer and lead guitarist of Snakes N' Barrels. He is a native of Tomahawk, Wisconsin and is of Irish descent. He has red hair styled into dreadlocks and a combover, green eyes, and a very strong North Midwestern accent. Pickles's surname is unknownAlthough generally calm and casual most of the time, Pickles builds up a lot of anger at things and is very quick to lose his temper when things don't go the way they're expected to. Though he is often the most mature and experienced person in the band, he can also be the most cynical, sarcastic, and jaded in attitude.


World Premiere! Houston - "Standing on the Moon"

Houston "Standing on the Moon" Thanks to the firefighters at botkyrka fire station.

GRUESOME

All you mutants out there! check out GRUESOME they keep the legacy of the classic "Death" sound alive.  
The "old-school death metal supergroup" Gruesome are guitarist/vocalist Matt Harvey (Exhumed) and drummer Gus Rios' (Malevolent Creation) Possessed guitarist Daniel Gonzalez and Derketa bassist Robin Mazen.
 
"Savage Land"  song themes evolve around deadly diseases and 80´s horror movies and gore. "Closed Casket" (a tribute song to Death´s "Open Casket) features a guest solo by Death guitarist James Murphy. Legendary illustrator Ed Repka delivers  the cannibalistic cover art 
 
Gruesome - "Savage Land" Official Music Video! Warning not for the faint-hearted!

"All The Way" trailer feat: Christina Lindberg

Lugnet "All The Way" grindhouse trailer featuring Christina Lindberg is finished.
 
Christina Lindberg achieved her most enduring cult cinema fame with her outstanding performance as Frigga, a much abused and traumatized one-eyed mute, who exacts a harsh retribution on her tormentors in the brutal and controversial revenge opus Thriller - en grym film (1974) banned by the Swedish film censorship board.
 
Thriller was a groundbreaking Swedish grindhouse film from the early 1970s which rose to notoriety in the 2000s as the primary inspiration for American director Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill movies. “I love Christina Lindberg,” Tarantino said in 2003. “And that’s definitely who Daryl Hannah’s character is based on. Thriller is, of all the revenge movies I’ve ever seen, that is definitely the roughest. The roughest revenge movie ever made! There’s never been anything as tough as that movie.”
Quentin Tarantino and Daryl Hannah on the "Kill Bill" set.
 
Strictly limited/numbered Lugnet "All The Way" (Christina Lindberg cover) cd-single.
 
Ultimate Lugnet/Christina Lindberg "All The Way" fan pack beer, t-shirt and cd-single.
 
Grindhouse Night! Premiere of Lugnet's "All The Way" grindhouse music video. Film critic Ronny Svensson interviewed Christina Lindberg, the lead actress in the ultimate grindhouse movie "Thriller: They Call Her One Eye"(1974). Lugnet's showcase gig was killer!
 

World Premiere! HOG - Halo Turns Black

 HOG´s video is finished! Worship the cult of the HOG!
 
HOG - "Halo Turns Black" is a prequel to HOG - "Monolith" 
Follow the HOG cult of Women!
Push Play! So will the videos be played in the correct order

World Premiere! Kardinal Sin - Dragons Fall


Kardinal Sin´s video is finished! What is your Kardinal Sin? Anger, Greed, Lust, Envy, Pride, Gluttony or Sloth.

Ghost Gröna Lund

The Darkness fell over Sweden's oldest amusement park. Strong winds and the heavy rain clouds created the perfect setting for tonight´s "Ritual", suddenly the eerie intro song "Masked Ball" (by Jocelyn Pook from the film Eyes Wide Shut) echoed out over the stage.
Five ghost appeared on the windy and smoke infeasted stage, slowly out of the shadows Papa Emeritus II emerged.
"The Ritual" got the whole amusement park audience chanting! 
Don't look in Papa Emeritus eyes! he might see straight into your soul!
"Elizabeth" created a truly occult atmosphere. 
A nun gave me communion wine during "Body and Blood" 
A heavy rainstorm came in the exact same moment when Papa Emeritus II and the five "nameless ghoulsstopped playing. A fitting exit for a group that claims to be sent by Satan himself to collect souls through hard rock.
 
Footnote: all images with the name of the blog are taken by me under the influence in the audience with a bad camera.

World Premiere! Frantic Amber - Burning Insight

Frantic Amber´s new music video is finished! Watch It! It´s not for the faint-hearted!
 
Frantic Amber´s debut full-length album "Burning Insight" is out now in Sweden!

Getaway Rock Festival 2014

Getaway Rock Festival 2014 started with a downpour just as the previous year's festival.
First out in the rain was a psyched The Haunted with  two returning band members vocalist Marco Aro and drummer Adrian Erlandsson, topped with  newcomer guitarist Ola Englund. Gone are the band members who were trying to change thrashers The Haunted into a third-class post-metal band on their last three albums.
Expectations are soaring after hearing two amazing thrash songs from The Haunteds upcoming album "Exit Wounds". The rains falls and so does The Haunted, until they play "Trespass" from their magnum opus "haunted made me do it"
They serve us "All Against All", D.O.A. and "Hollow Ground" before they force-feed us with the sleeping pill "The Guilt Trip" why? We get a powerful "No Compromise" and a ballistic "Bury Your Dead" concludes the concert,
Steel Panther takes the main stage to a packed crowd consisting of more women than men. "Pussywhiped" starts the dirty, gritty  high energy rock n´ roll party. The spandex-clad LA four-piece wowed the audience with great songs, explicit banter and excellent musicianship.
Steel Panther guitarist Satchel inform us that singer Michael Starr is 67 years old and tells a gentleman in the audience to stop flashing him his man boobs. During "17 Girls In A Row" a dozen swedish female fans takes the stage.
For the first time ever The Agonist hit the stage in Sweden with a blistering "Disconnect Me"from their upcoming album. The Agonist blend between melodic death metal and progressive death metal stunned the Swedish audience,
 
New singer Vicky Psarakis did a fantastic job and the band performed a super tight set and melted the audience faces with a killer version of "Thank You Pain". GRF did not do such a fantastic job with the artist schedule when they put The Agonist on at the same time as Arch Enemy were Alissa White-Gluz (ex The Agonist) is the singer. The Agonist and Arch Enemy appeals to the same audience
A new born Arch Enemy goes for the knock out and takes the crowd by storm. The new band members guitarist Nick Cordle and vocalist Alissa White-Gluz have brought new blood into Arch Enemy.
 
 
Arch Enemy is on fire and delivering a super heavy version of "My Apocalypse"
 The new songs from Arch Enemys latest album "War Eternal" fits perfectly in the setlist
and "No Gods, No Masters" gets the whole audience jumping and a furious "Nemesis"
level the Getaway Rock Festival.
 
See Getaway Rock Festival 2012 and 2013: Here!
 
Footnote: all images with the name of the blog are taken by me under the influence in the audience with a bad camera.

King Diamond Gröna Lund

"The Candle´s'' eerie intro echoed out over swedens oldest amusement park Gröna Lund (1883)The black curtain dropped and the bandmembers entered the stage one by one until King finally appeared and started "The Candle" and sent the audience into a frency.
 
The King made the audience an eternal deal during "Sleepless Nights"
 
 Mike Wead with his signature guitar JV 1 and Andy La Rocque
 We were "Welcome Home" before the band played a ferocious "Never Ending Hill"
Husband and wife sings together King and Livia
I see the Puppet Master high above on the walkway
He pulls one string and up goes a leg.. Down goes a head
He pulls one more and he lets them all go!
Medley: "Tea" (Them), "Dreams" (Spiders Lullabye), "Digging Graves" (The Graveyard)
 
 King Diamond introduce new touring bassist Pontus Egberg (The Poodles)
 
The Mercyful Fate songs "Evil" and "Come to the Sabbath" made the crowd go ballistic.
Shapes Of Black, THEY try to kill my flame
Shapes Of Black, Ah THEY're driving me insane
A heavy version of "The Eye of the Witch" was performed before we were visited by the "Family Ghost" and a thunderous "Black Horsemen" took us into the night.
Dr.Landua experimenting on Grandma
King assists Dr. Landua and Reverend Sammael to put a struggling Grandma into the coffin.
King Diamond is looking straight into your soul, tonight he'll collect it.
 
Footnote: all images with the name of the blog are taken by me under the influence, in the audience with a bad camera.
 

King Diamond: Part I and II
 
 
Mercyful Fate: Part I and II

World Premiere! Houston - "Our Love"

New music video produced! Houston - "Our Love" (Lyric Video). The perfect summer song! chock-full of melodic rock and heavenly choruses, glistening harmonies and lyrics about larger-than life love.
 
 

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